Ashcott Childrens Activities

ASHCOTT CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Ashcott children’s Activities (ACA) is an association that aims to provide safe, purposeful activities for children in two of the school holidays. We currently run two play schemes during the Easter and Summer Holidays for school aged children from 4-11 years as well as offering opportunities to young people aged 11 plus, ‘play scheme teenagers’, to gain volunteering experience for their school portfolios. The ‘teenagers’ are young people who have attended ACA in the past and are now at senior school. ACA provides training for these young people to enable them to volunteer at the play schemes. Each play scheme has a particular theme, which is decided on and planned for by the ‘teenagers’ and play scheme staff before the start of each play scheme. The committee employ trained and experienced Play Workers to ensure that every child has a fantastic experience at play scheme. There are children who once attended play scheme and went on to become teenage volunteers and then became employed by ACA as play workers making ACA a truly community based scheme! ACA is not purely a childcare facility, it is a fantastic selection of activities designed for children and young people that will keep them interested and stimulated during part of the school holidays. Activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, sports/games, junk modelling and a quiet area are just some of the things on offer. ACA relies heavily on the involvement of parent/carer volunteers to help us run the play schemes which not only keeps the costs down but is great fun for children and parents/carers alike! We ask that you consider helping for a morning or afternoon session during the play scheme week to help with an activity during each session. We are proud of our organisation and everything it has to offer the children of Ashcott and hope you will come along and experience the fun and friendship that is just waiting to happen!! If you would be interested in joining our dedicated management committee we would love to see you. Please contact our chairperson, Imogen on 01458 211102 for details of our next meeting. Easter 2012 activities will be taking place 2nd, 3rd,4th,and 5th of April For more information please contact Imogen on 01458 211102 or email ashcottca [at] aim [dot] com Easter 2013 dates to be arranged